- Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has condemned the burning down of Senator Dino Melaye’s constituency projects
- Kingsley Fanwo, the director general, media and publicity to the state governor, said the government has directed security operatives to fish out the arsonists
- One of the projects was torched on Tuesday night, July 17
Kogi state government has condemned the burning of the constituency projects of Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, in Lokoja the state capital by some hoodlums, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Kingsley Fanwo, the director general, media and publicity to the state governor, who spoke on behalf of government during an assessment tour of the burnt facility also said the state government has directed security operatives to fish out the arsonists.
He said: "Irrespective of who is doing the project, the fund is from the government. So whether it is the executive or legislative, such projects should rather be applauded and not destroyed."
Rosemary Osikoya, the state commissioner for education, who was amongst the government officials who visited the sites said government will not fold it's arms until the perpetrators were fished out.
She said: "Exams are ongoing and these building is being used since January 2018. We expect that people will respect the sanctity of education.
"This act is masterminded and not accidental. The building were burnt including the chairs. If not for some serving Corps members around who tried to put out the flame, it would have been worse than this.
"We appeal to everybody to collaborate with us in education and not use it as a melting point for political sabotage. This is a dastard act; the state's interest should be paramount rather than the individual political ego."
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, hoodlums on Tuesday night, July 17, reportedly burnt down new classrooms built by Senator Dino Melaye and donated to a secondary school in Sarkin Noma, Lokoja, Kogi state.
The school buildings, Governor Girls Secondary school, Sarkin Noma and Lokongoma Secondary School in Kogi state were part of the senator's constituency projects set to be commissioned on Thursday, July 19, by Senator Dino Melaye.
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